Drawmer HQ-r
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HQ-r - Remote

The inclusion of the HQ-r remote takes the HQ to a new level of control by converting the high end pre-amplifier/DAC into a fully featured control surface for your analogue or digital mastering studio. The HQ Remote adds a mono/stereo switch, user-defined volume level presets, a digital master volume display, and Mute and ‘intelligent’ (level-dependent) Dim controls. The unit can also act as a master volume controller for multiple linked HQ units, in a 5.1 surround master volume control system that incorporates Drawmer’s preamp and D-A conversion technology.
When the HQ Remote is plugged in, a red Status LED illuminates, the HQ front-panel controls are disabled, and all volume, muting and source-switching functions can be carried out from the HQ-r. The remote’s large illuminated Volume control takes over the duties of the HQ’s front-panel knob, and the input audio source is determined by nine backlit push-buttons, one for each of the HQ’s five digital connections (AES, S/PDIF, AES3, TosLink, USB) and its four analogue stereo inputs (balanced XLRs, two auxiliary line inputs, and a further aux line input with a switchable RIAA for vinyl replay, which allows users to directly connect a turntable without the need for an external preamp). A trio of speaker selection buttons, marked ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘A/B’, allows users to switch between the HQ’s two sets of speaker connections, A and B, or drive both sets simultaneously, making instant monitor switching simple for mix referencing purposes.
Additional Mute and Mono buttons enhance the HQ’s capabilities, the ‘intelligent’ Dim control sensibly reduces playback volume by an amount dependent on the current output level, and the three-figure digital volume display gives a gain readout accurate to within half a decibel. Two user-defined volume level presets may also be accessed via the P1 and P2 buttons, for comparison of output levels in environments where accuracy is crucial, such as mastering studios. Weighing a reassuring 0.8kg, the HQ Remote allows access to all the functions of the HQ Pre-Amp/DAC, plus many more, all from a solid, compact desktop unit.

  • Remote operation and linking for multi-channel systems.
  • Intelligent source select allows A-B comparisons.
  • Illuminated for easy efficient operation.
  • Compact and light weight form factor.
  • Adjustable Preset Volume Levels for instant preferred listening levels.
  • LED Diplay readout accurate in 0.5dB steps.
  • Provides Dim, Mute and Mono controls, in addition to those found on the HQ.


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